"Yan Ying" Wang Gongyi & Yan Shanchun Doub Solo Exhibition
City: Hangzhou
Curator: Xia Kejun
Duration: 2017-05-19 ~ 2017-07-20
Opening: 2017.05.19,19:30
Venue: Van Art Space
Address: #3-108,Phoenix commune,167 Fenghuangshanjiao Road Uptown,Hangzhou
Participating Artist(s): Wang Gongyi、Yan Shanchun

Yan’ In Raisan

Xia Kejun

It is interspersed by the lotus, polished by the moon and poetized by watersidelandscape. Blossom is her check, breeze is her wine and embankment is hersongs. Returning to the West Lake is to return back to late Ming dynasty. FromSu Shi to Zhang Dai, the remaining memory still flows in the shadow of smoggyWest Lake. Returning to the West Lake is to return back to a remote memory,wandering in flicker of willows and whispering of bridge arch. Returning to theWest Lake is to return back to a twilight, which is not a decrepit lethargy buta beginning of late style or pretty.

Wang Gongyi and Yan Shanchun, who once either lived or grew in Hang Zhou, pay theirtribute to the West Lake, to a covert culture and a light aesthetics, withtheir prints and paintings, reproducing the permanent trace in the memory.

What they captured is not only the natural West Lake, but also brightness of it,shining in the universe; moisture of it, lingering among willows and clearwater. When everything goes by, they can reappear in the painting one day. Howa painting can be a Chinese painting without poetic history and permanentmeanings in the changeable world.

The paintings, continuing the implication of literati, are just a tribute to theWest Lake’s romantic charm and a faint touch stalling in lingering charm. Suchpaintings are a mood, a detached mood, a leisure of work and a perfectlyskilled realm. Those scattered lingering charms are shrouded in poetic scenery,letting the lingering charm remain:’ it seems ancient and deeply remote,letting one feel cool from the bottom of the heart ; and also like milk,letting one feel satisfied. ’

Maybe the Mid-Lake Pavilion of the West Lake is waiting for another snow----a pureheart repeatedly purified by the implication.


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